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How big do loroco vines get?
« on: February 15, 2023, 11:00:56 AM »
I have some loroco (fernaldia pandurata) seeds that have germinated and am looking at potting them up shortly.
Anybody familiar with these? How big do they get? I can't find much info on the size. I was thinking of putting a few in a single 16" pot with a trellis, and then growing a couple up the greenhouse porch post as annuals.

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Re: How big do loroco vines get?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2023, 08:19:37 AM »
Hi Carolyn
I have been to a farm here that grows and sells laroco. Itís not a heavy vine like passiflora or something. Your plan should work well.
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Re: How big do loroco vines get?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2023, 09:43:58 AM »
Thanks so much!
My mouth is watering already, waiting to make pupusas!

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Re: How big do loroco vines get?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2023, 07:45:31 AM »
I have had one for 3 years and as Peter said, the are not as heavy as passiflora, but they have numerous branches that grow quite long and entwine around each other, so the entire plant on a too small trellis might be a messy.  My trellis was too small so it grew up a wooden post and since the don't adhere to anything it would fall over and needed to be tied up for support.  It's pretty and flowers continually until it cools down.  However, I never figured out how to propagate it, I could never find seeds.  Its in its 3rd year and I cut it back after it died back in the winter.  It is putting out new growth.  Now you know what I know :) 

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Re: How big do loroco vines get?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2023, 08:47:10 AM »
I think itís propagated by cuttings. If that isnít working then I would use a ground layer.
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Re: How big do loroco vines get?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2023, 08:09:31 PM »
Thanks so much Peter!

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Re: How big do loroco vines get?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2023, 01:26:34 PM »
Yeah, the germination rate on the seeds that I have is fairly low - out of 25 seeds I got five plants.  I will try cuttings once they get mature.
The trellis I was going to use is a fan that is 3 ft wide at the top and 5 ft tall.  Maybe I will build one that I can attach directly to the rafters.

 

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